I was interested in art since an early age, but I didn’t have any formal art training, and I’ve learnt mostly on the field. My education has been multidisciplinary; I studied psychology but soon realised that I didn’t want to pursue that career. At that time I was playing and touring with several bands, and I had just started making collages and photos. My final thesis in college combined my interest in psychology and visual art; it was about visual perception and optical illusions and how artists had been using this phenomenon in their work.
After that, I decided that I wanted to pursue photography, so I started assisting fashion and commercial photographers. I moved to Milan, where I also worked as a graphic designer for a short time. Since my career began, I’ve been pushing both my artistic research – showing my work in Italy and Europe – and working as a commercial photographer. In 2010, I was invited to take part in the Photo Global program/artist residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York. That was my catch up on art school and the foundation of a new awareness in my practice.